FREE e-Newsletter
Important News - Hot Topics
Get them Now!

Top News

Alabama Will Consolidate Crime Fighting Functions in 2015

July 12, 2014  | 

Starting in 2015, just about all of the varying crime-stopping functions on a state level in Alabama will fall under one department, the new Alabama Law Enforcement Agency.

ALEA, as the new agency is known, was created by the Alabama Legislature last year and the concept was billed as a way to cut down on redundancy among departments and to improve communication between law enforcement entities.

"This is about improving the way we all talk to each other" says Spencer Collier, who was appointed the state's first ever Secretary of Law Enforcement. "For the first time ever we have a true state police force."

Collier told WSFA News that for many years agencies never had any requirements to share information which he says at times made things difficult. Now, all agencies will work together depending on the case.

He says the toughest part has been getting officers and staff who have held some jobs for years to accept the new system.

Tags: Crime Trends, Alabama DPS, Alabama


Be the first to comment on this story





POLICE Magazine does not tolerate comments that include profanity, personal attacks or antisocial behavior (such as "spamming" or "trolling"). This and other inappropriate content or material will be removed. We reserve the right to block any user who violates this, including removing all content posted by that user.

Other Recent News

Pennsylvania Trooper Ambush Suspect Spotted, Still at Large
A woman in northeastern Pennsylvania says she spotted trooper ambush suspect Eric Frein...
Video: Man Steals Ambulance, Leads LAPD on Chase
A man being treated by paramedics stole a Los Angeles Fire Department ambulance and led...
Indiana Police Take Down Serial Killer, 7 Bodies Found
Suspect Darren Deon Vann, 43, helped authorities locate the bodies of six victims in Gary,...
Video: New Mexico Officer Cleared of Sexual Assault by Body Camera
Arrested for drunk driving, an Albuquerque woman tried to flip the script on an...
2 in Speeding Car Killed, Chicago PD Sergeant Hurt in Crash
A car was speeding west in the 4000 block of West Ogden Avenue about 11 p.m. when the...

Get Your FREE Trial Issue and Win a Gift! Subscribe Today!
Yes! Please rush me my FREE TRIAL ISSUE of POLICE magazine and FREE Officer Survival Guide with tips and tactics to help me safely get out of 10 different situations.

Just fill in the form to the right and click the button to receive your FREE Trial Issue.

If POLICE does not satisfy you, just write "cancel" on the invoice and send it back. You'll pay nothing, and the FREE issue is yours to keep. If you enjoy POLICE, pay only $25 for a full one-year subscription (12 issues in all). Enjoy a savings of nearly 60% off the cover price!

Offer valid in US only. Outside U.S., click here.
It's easy! Just fill in the form below and click the red button to receive your FREE Trial Issue.
First Name:
Last Name:
Rank:
Agency:
Address:
City:
State:
  
Zip Code:
 
Country:
We respect your privacy. Please let us know if the address provided is your home, as your RANK / AGENCY will not be included on the mailing label.
E-mail Address:

Police Magazine